Windows 11 available on October 5 : Today, we’re excited to announce that Windows 11 will begin shipping on October 5, 2021. On this day, qualifying Windows 10 PCs will receive a free upgrade to Windows 11, and PCs that come pre-loaded with Windows 11 will become available for purchase. Windows 11 is a new Windows experience that is meant to bring you closer to the things you care about.
Download Windows 11 available on October 5
Windows 11 is ready to enhance your productivity and inspire your creativity as the PC continues to play a more prominent role in our lives than ever before.
Windows 11 highlights of this release
- The new style and sounds are modern, fresh, clean, and lovely, instilling a sense of serenity and ease in you.
- With Start, we’ve prioritized you and your content. Start makes use of the cloud and Microsoft 365 to display you your latest files regardless of the device you were using to view them.
- Snap Layouts, Snap Groups, and Desktops provide you even more options for multitasking and making the most of your screen real estate.
- Microsoft Teams chat, which is integrated into the taskbar, gives you a faster method to interact with the people you care about.
- Widgets, a new personalized feed powered by AI, gives you a faster way to access the content you care about, and you can get more done on the web with Microsoft Edge’s world-class performance, speed, and productivity capabilities.
- With features like DirectX12 Ultimate, DirectStorage, and Auto HDR, Windows 11 is the finest Windows yet for gaming and unleashes the full power of your system’s hardware. For one low monthly fee, Xbox Game Pass for PC or Ultimate gives you access to over 100 high-quality PC games to play on Windows 11. (Xbox Game Pass is not included.)
- Windows 11 includes a redesigned Microsoft Store that makes it easier to find and search for your favourite programmes, games, shows, and movies in one secure spot. We’re excited to continue our cooperation with Amazon and Intel to bring Android apps to Windows 11 and the Microsoft Store; this will begin with a preview for Windows Insiders in the coming months.
- Windows 11 is the most inclusive version of Windows ever, with new accessibility features created for and by people with disabilities.
- For developers and producers, Windows 11 opens up new possibilities. We’re expanding the Store to allow more developers and independent software vendors (ISVs) to submit their apps, improving native and web app development with new developer tools, and making it easier for you to update the appearance and feel of all of our app designs and experiences.
- Touch, digital pen, and voice input in Windows 11 are designed for speed, efficiency, and better experiences.
- Windows 11 is the operating system for hybrid work, bringing new experiences that function the way you do, are secure by design, and are simple to deploy and administer for IT. Businesses may also try Windows 11 in preview today on Azure Virtual Desktop, or wait until it’s available in general release by using the new Windows 365.
Thank you to the Windows Insider Community
The Windows Insider community has been extremely helpful in getting us to where we are now. The amount of involvement and comments received since the first Insider Preview Build was released in June has been unprecedented. In a new series we debuted in June, Inside Windows 11, the team has also enjoyed sharing more behind-the-scenes stories about the creation of Windows 11. This community’s energy and passion are much appreciated.
- Rolling out the free upgrade to Windows 11 in a phased and measured approach
- Ready to elevate to 11? There’s never been a better time to purchase a new PC